Events
  • For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info: act@otis.edu

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow

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Preparing a Portfolio For International Students

 

Graduate Requirements


Undergraduate Portfiolio Requirements:

 
Digital portfolios are preferred. After you apply online, you will receive a url to upload your files. We also accept DVDs and CDs. Please include an index with your name, name of project, medium, approximate dimensions, and date.
1. Apply Online 2. Otis will send you
the url for Digital
Portfolio site.
3. Follow directions
to upload images of
your work
*Note - We do not accept physical art pieces.
     
     

Foundation Level Portfolios Include

10–20 examples of your best and most recent work.

Any medium, including but not limited to: drawings, illustration, painting, photography, 2-D design, sculpture, drafting, 3-D Design, and time-based projects.
     

Transfer Student Portfolios Include

Sophomore Level
Approach A
10–20 examples or
artwork
Include work that mirrors Foundation program. This would include life drawing, observational drawing, 2-D and 3-D Design. Also, include personal work that expresses your interests and creativity. It does not have to include work from the major you wish to study.
     
Sophomore Level
Approach B
10–20 examples of
artwork

You may submit work that shows advanced skill in your major. Remember, the portfolio should demonstrate that you have the skills to be successful at the sophomore level.

     

2nd-Semester
Sophomore

(Spring Only)
Junior Level
(Fall Only)

10–20 examples of artwork

Highlight discipline-specific skills to show that you are ready to enter at the second-semester sophomore, or junior level. Junior level students are expected to have professional level artwork and be ready for internships and advanced coursework.

 

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